GenkiGonzo (1033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pale gold with almost no head. Aroma is grassy and grainy. Fairly smooth, but not a lot of flavour. Not very different from the big brewery pilsners.
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pale yellow/gold with thin white head. Aromas are grainy, seltzer-y, like a cheap beer. Tastes pretty similar to crappy Japanese macro brews, pretty thin, not much hop character (a little nondescript bitterness on the finish). Not my favorite Yo-Ho.
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Yona Yona Beer Kitchen. Grainy aroma, taste is similar but little sweet. Bit perfumey. Hey it’s alright, but not much more.
Artichoke (87) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Zero finger head. Cloudy pale pills, unremarkable flavor. Grassy, little citrus... It is organic so you feel better drinking it but it might as well be Asahi. Get their Tokyo black instead.
Westkyoto77 (620) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Poured a bright gold with a thin soapy head. Grainy aromas, but not much. Some flavours of malt, grass, and a touch of sour fruit. Good mouthfeel, but very short finishing. This tastes different every time I have it. It’s not bad-tasting, just uninspired and pretty forgettable overall.
biirusaikou (2477) - - SEP 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet malt. Mild cereal, grain, herbs, bitter hop finish. Pretty clean, yet boring lager.
mkel07 (5078) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml can. Crisp snow white head atop a hazy amber body. Bready malty aromas that are very inviting. Full in the mouth with a smooth easy drinking mouthfeel. Good body and well balanced.
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - APR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than the score suggests. Fruity, grainy and a step up from your traditional macro lager. Butt ugly can though. A bit of wheat is evident too. Comes across as a fruity golden ale.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Fresh, grassy, slightly nutty aroma. Cloudy pale yellow, no visible carbonation, and a very slight hint of a head spread out. Grassy, pils-like flavor with a dull bitterness. Thin body, not a lot to grab onto. Pleasant enough, but could probably use a little more bittering.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity grainy and slightly grassy aroma. Fruity grainy flavor with some bitterness. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish.